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Sunday, October 23, 2011

October Happenings

Field Trip To the Farm
Our field trip to the farm was enjoyed by all and thanks to Caterina Bouras you can view photos from the trip!  Just click on field trip photos listed on the right hand side.  Thanks to the help of all the chaperones who were there and to those who volunteered to go (sorry we could only have 4!).  It was a great day and the students returned back to school excited, exhausted and filled with farm facts and memories.

Scholastic Online Ordering
Click on the Scholastic Book Club title on the right to open to the latest books being offered by Scholastic.  I have recently sent home a letter describing how you can do this online, but if you rather select books from the flyer I sent home and send in money, you can do that as well.  One advantage of ordering online, however, is that we earn a free book for the classroom every time a parent places an order online.  It's also quicker, offers a larger selection of books and nothing needs to be sent to school in your child's backpack with the possibility of being accidentally lost or misplaced  So click on the Book Ordering link on the right and check it out.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at  Happy Ordering!

Halloween Parade
Francis Wyman will hold its annual Halloween Parade on Monday, October 31st at 1:30.  All parents are invited to view the parade in the gym.  Please send your child to school with their costume on Halloween to be changed into later that day.  If part of your child's costume is something that can be worn comfortably all day then feel free to have him/her wear it.  The parade is purely voluntary so if you do not want your child to participate, they can go to the library during the parade.

Snickers the Classroom Pet
Hopefully you all received my e-mail announcing the addition of Snickers the Hamster to Room 111. In that e-mail I attached a Google Document for you to fill out if you want to take Snickers home for a weekend, Holiday break, Winter or Spring break, etc.  If you did not receive the e-mail or would rather just send in a note, that's absolutely fine.  Also, this is completely voluntary and there is no duty or obligation to house Snickers in your home.  However, if you do choose to do so, I will provide you with all the necessary shavings, toys, food etc.

Here's the link to the Google Document: